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Hingham 92nd Historic House Tour

Visit 9 antique houses in Hingham Massachusetts at the Hingham Historical Society's 92nd Annual Historic Homes tour October 2, 2016. Farmhouse capes and Victorian beachside getaway cottages are featured in this year's tour along with a variety of lovingly restored vintage cars. Hingham's tour houses date from the 1740s through the 1920s. The tour explores the early history of Hingham as a small working community of farmers, tradesmen and mariners to its heyday in the late 1800s as a summer resort community and home to Melville Garden. As an early amusement park, Melville Garden boasted restaurants, zoo animals, bowling alleys, ice cream pavilions and other amusements all nestled in a garden like setting that afforded sweeping views of Boston Harbor. The Garden attracted thousands of visitors from Boston who came by steamship and railroad to escape the crowds and pollution of city summers. Also featured on this year's tour is the childhood home of artist Polly Thayer Starr, handsomely restored by the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, which is also in the process of restoring the gardens, originally designed by Henrietta Marquis Pope.

Time 11-5pm
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
cost $35; $40 day of tour
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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
312.573.1365
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